Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St.
The classic movie version of the original musical with Gene Kelly.
Daniil Simkin’s “INTENSIO”The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
Through January 10: Thu. & Fri.: 8 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun.: 2 p.m. $10 at 212-242-0800. All other tickets can be purchased online
“Nocturne/Etude/Prelude,” “Welcome a Stranger,” “Simkin and the City,” “Simkin and the Stage,” “Island of Memories,” with American Ballet Theatre company members and Céline Cassone from Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ON FRANK STELLAWhitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Susan and John Hess Family Theater
6 p.m. Event tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 students and seniors; free for members and children under 18).
A roundtable discussion with artists Walead Beshty, Keltie Ferris, Jordan Kantor and Sarah Morris explores key aspects of Stella’s heterogeneous approach to painting and its significance for younger generations of artists.
Big Dance TheaterThe Kitchen, 512 West 19th St.
8 p.m., January 6–9, 13–16. $25
The company returns to its dance roots for its 25th anniversary celebration, theatrically re-imagining the conventions of a repertory program.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Laurie M. Tisch Education Center
4–6 p.m. Free with RSVP at whitneyedu.wufoo.com/forms/whitney-signs-120515/
Experience the Whitney’s world renowned collection of modern and contemporary American art in American Sign Language. Tour at 5 p.m., with a pre-tour wine and cheese reception preceeding in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center.
Art Gallery Tour in ChelseaMeet at 526 West 26th St.
1 p.m. $25
Art scholar Rafael Risemberg leads a visit to seven modern art galleries, considering exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media and photography.
Violinist Hlif SigurjonsdottirNational Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave.
8 p.m. $15
Icelandic violinist Hlif Sigurjonsdottir performs solo violin compositions, including Runa Ingimundar’s “From My Home,” J.S. Bach’s “Partita II” in d minor, BWV 1004 and American composer Merrill Clark’s “The Sorceress.”
MulchfestVarious locations citywide.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The 20th annual MulchFest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into woodchips that will nourish trees and gardens throughout the city.
“Tamaduni Y Leyendas” Glass Box, 55 West 13th St.
7 p.m. Free, seating first-come, first-served.
Recital by flutist Valerie Coleman, composer and founder of Mannes College of Music’s ensemble-in-residence Imani Winds.
“Dog Days”Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place
8 p.m. $40-$75; $15 for NYU students.
Contemporary music-theatre from composer David Little, incorporating opera, musical theatre and rock-infused concert music.
Pen Parentis Celebrates Winter Poetry NightThe ANDAZ Wall Street, 75 Wall St.
Meet editor and founder of Drunken Boat, Ravi Shankar, and other award-winning poets, Lydia Cortes, Amy Dryansky, and Karen Skolfield.
American Dance PlatformThe Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
Jan. 12-17, starting at $10 at JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Other tickets can be purchased online.
This year’s festival features companies representing different regions throughout America and pairs emerging companies with those that are more established.
Council Member Corey Johnson’s Town Hall & Resource Fair The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St. third Floor, (between Seventh and Eigth Avenues)
Community resource fair, 5:30 p.m.; town hall meeting, 7 p.m.
RSVP at www.coreyjohnson.nyc/events/
Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from IranGrey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East
6:30 p.m. Free.
Conversation with Shiva Ahmadi, artist in “Global/Local,” and Lynn Gumpert and Ally Mintz, Grey Art Gallery in conjunction with an exhibit on view at the gallery